The Art House sits among the ghost gums on the plateau that is Mount Blackheath. It was built with the environment in mind - relying on sunlight and the surrounding bushland to create a beautiful retreat.
The idea behind this design was to make a place that feels 'more outside than in'.
The house was built in 2002 as a retreat and workspace for an artist - the owner's sister, a professional artist based in London. Her collages can be seen in both houses. The large oil painting in the Art House is also her work. Her work can be found at
The house was designed by the well known architect Philip Nobis and subsequently won an architectural award for its efficient energy use and overall aesthetic.
Guests are encouraged to feed the local birds that are attracted to the house by the pond. The most common visitors are Rosellas, finches, King Parrots, Gang-Gangs, and Yellow-Tailed Black-Cockatoos.
There are a large number of kangaroos on the property. As they blend into the bush almost completely they can be challenging to find. There are occasional echidnas and wombats but no possums on this part of the plateau.
The house has two queen bedrooms and one bedroom with two single beds. Thus overall it sleeps six. It has a large living room which opens out onto a large north facing verandah, two bathrooms and a separate laundry. The kitchen is fully equipped with an oven, griller, four gas burners, microwave, dishwasher and a large Fridge
Bedroom 1 Queen bed
Bedroom 2 Queen bed
Bedroom 3 2 Single beds
There is the internet provided ADSL ,
There is No TV at the property
No outside fires outside of the house. All long weekends are a minimum 3 night stay, all public holidays are charged at the Weekend Tariff and Easter is a minimum 4 night stay. We can also accommodate one night bookings on request .
There is a second house on the property which can also Booked , set 200m metres away